Matthew J. Kirby





Matthew J. Kirby

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Matthew Kirby was born in Utah, and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. As an undergraduate he majored in history, and then went on to pursue an M.S. in school psychology. For ten months out of the year he works with students, and during the rest of the year he writes. He and his wife currently live in northern Utah.



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I’m really excited to reveal the cover to my next middle grade novelThe Arctic Code, which is the first book inThe Dark Gravity Sequence, comingfrom Balzer + Bray at HarperCollins. This adventure series takes place in the near future, and sees the earth frozen in a modern Ice Age, the key to which lies in [...]
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Average rating: 3.99 · 8,266 ratings · 1,614 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Clockwork Three
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,146 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Icefall
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,993 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Cave of Wonders (Infinity R...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 563 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Lost Kingdom
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Spell Robbers (The Quantum ...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 270 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Arctic Code
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015 — 3 editions
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A Taste for Monsters
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“Sometimes, when we want something so badly, we fear failure more than we fear being without that thing.”
Matthew J. Kirby, Icefall

“In life, the hardest decisions often have to be made more than once. But each time, it gets easier.”
Matthew J. Kirby, Icefall

“He waved to the city and said good-bye.
The city responded by carrying on the way it always did, traffic moving forward uninterrupted, without slowing, as if it were trying to demonstrate its permanence and show him it would still be there if he ever wanted to return. That promise was the best and only thing he could ask of it.”
Matthew J. Kirby, The Clockwork Three

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What book should we read in October?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2014 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  19 votes 23.8%

 
  16 votes 20.0%

 
  12 votes 15.0%

 
  6 votes 7.5%

escape from Mr. lemoncello s library (write-in)
 
  6 votes 7.5%

 
  4 votes 5.0%

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (write-in)
 
  3 votes 3.8%

Flora and ulysses
 
  2 votes 2.5%

Counting by 7s (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

The Real Boy (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

The Real Boy but I'd also like to recommend we read Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner one of these months! (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.5%

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

lost kingdom - but I would be happy to read any of these (except Lemoncello - read it - mediocre) (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

Imprisoned (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

Mister Max the Book of Lost Things (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.3%

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